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NRCS Conservation Practice Standard - Nutrient Management - Code 590

April 21, 2014

Significant concern has been raised in regard to the amount of nutrients running off into Owasco Lake this spring from manure spread as fertilizer on agricultural fields. In fact iit has been reported that manure itself has been washing directly off the fields and into the lake in some areas.  

In an effort to provide additional information to help clarify understanding and make the most informed decidsions toward prompt mitigation of this problem, the attached document (link below) has been made available.

The National Resource Conservation Service, Conservation Practice Standard, Nutrient Management, Code 590 (January, 2013) describes, as summarized on the first page under Definition, the best practices for "Managing the amount (rate), source, placement (method of application), and timing of plant nutrients and soil amendments." 

 


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